Starting your own business allows you to be your own boss, which is great, but getting to live in an RV while you run that business is even better! Especially if you call Texas home.
Outdoorsy sure thinks so! “The Lone Star State is an RVer’s dream,” according to Outdoorsy. “It is a combination of wide-open spaces and exciting cities, with a diverse landscape that beckons to those looking for adventure.”
By living in an RV, you can soak up everything this great state has to offer, and by running your own business, you can spend more time on the road.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the RV business life however, remember that when you run a business from your motor-home, it’s important to have it covered for any unexpected situations you may encounter on your journey. This might seem obvious, but before you begin to call your RV home (or rather, office), get it adequately insured by contacting a trusted Austin State Farm Agent, so you can focus on other aspects of your new life.
You can then start with these easy-to-follow tips when you’re running a Texas-based business from your RV.
If you’re on the road and you need a way to stay connected to your work, the right data plan is a must. It’s even more important when you live in an RV and landline based internet isn’t even an option.
If you run your own business from your RV, make sure you have unlimited data with your plan. You also need to make sure you have a smartphone with hotspot capabilities. That way you can plug into the internet nearly anywhere you go.
Hire the Right Team to Help
Doing it all on your own from the comfort of your RV is nearly impossible. Chances are, you’ll need some help. The good news is there are a lot of quick ways to find remote help online!
Sites like Upwork and Freelancer allow you to find people you can work with and pay while you’re on the road. Even a simple search on LinkedIn can uncover positions you could use help with that include:
- Content writing
- Website building
- Legal advice
- And more
When you live in an RV, you can’t just walk out to the mailbox to pick up your mail every day. You have to think of a different way to correspond with customers and other businesses.
It’s easier than ever to do everything online with email, instant messaging, and Skype. Depending on your particular business, you may not even need a traditional address!
When it comes to packages that have to be mailed, ask a friend or family member if they would be willing to receive them. You can also ask the RV park if they would be willing to receive a package on your behalf.
Don’t Buy into the 40-Hour Workweek
The 40-hour workweek may be the norm, but it’s slowly dying. It’s amazing how the nine to five lifestyle becomes the subconscious goal, but it shouldn’t be your goal if you live in an RV! Work as much or as little as you want and enjoy everything the RV lifestyle has to offer.
Don’t think you have to rent out an office space or have a garage or basement in order to start a business. With these tips, you can be successful getting your home-based, Texas business off the ground and on four wheels!